We are thrilled to announce the appointment of the new International Dairy Week Event Coordinator, Stacey Leppert.
A Canadian native, Stacey grew up in Niagara Falls, Ontario and joined her local 4H club at the age of 10; this is where her love of showing cows began.
When asked why she loved the cattle show scene, Stacey said she loved the care and nurture shown to the animals. She has attended many of the regional shows throughout Canada, including the annual Royal Winter Fair in Toronto. Stacey enjoys socialising, the opportunity to travel to shows and learn the fine art of fitting and showing dairy cattle.
Stacey first visited Australia in January 2017 to attend International Dairy Week and broaden her knowledge of the Australia dairy industry.
She extended her stay in Australia and worked on various dairy farms in Northern Victoria before joining Calflink, beginning as a calf rarer before moving into the role of Administration and Data Analyst. Stacey is actively involved in her fiancé family’s Jersey stud, Brookbora Jerseys, and has invested into cattle of her own through partnerships with family and friends in Australia.
When the opportunity arose to join the IDW team, Stacey believed it was simply too good to pass up.
“I love showing cows”, she said “the opportunity to be a part of such a fantastic event that unites the dairy industry is so exciting. I can’t wait to help grow and evolve IDW and be a part of the amazing team; it’s a privilege to be given this role”.
IDW Directors, Declan Patten and Bradley Cullen said Stacey’s international knowledge of genetics plus her experience and a great understanding of the event would make her a great asset to the event management team.
“We couldn’t think of anyone more perfect to take on this role of managing IDW. We have no doubt Stacey will do a tremendous job and take on this challenge with both hands”, said Declan, “Stacey has experience in business development and demonstrates fantastic organisational skills, commitment and drive to get the job done.”
Stacey can be contacted via email; [email protected]